Suggestions for Black lug nuts

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Any and all brand / kind of lug nuts you use power tools on will get nicks/gouges and then comes the rust.... kinda comes with the territoriality so to speak. Keep them touched up, clean and protected if you are concerned about rust...

And yes, even with hand tools you have to be real careful and even then can get a nick.. if I were to see a nick I would touch up with a Sharpie, etc..
A Sharpie is every car person's best friend! Anyone who has black trim or wheels should have a Sharpie in their garage. I use them for touching up the hard top and black wheel lugs.
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A Sharpie is every car person's best friend! Anyone who has black trim or wheels should have a Sharpie in their garage. I use them for touching up the hard top and black wheel lugs.
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Yup..... I have black, Sharpie Fine and Medium Point and also the big Daddy... the Sharpie Magnum..

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I have a Willys and am looking for black lug nuts for stock wheels. I bought some and they look alot smaller than stock. I‘m a little unsure about them. Suggestions would be great, thanks
Porsche wanted $200+ for new black lugs when I replaced my wheels.

At home I took them off one or two at a time and painted them black with Steel-it paint. After they dried I put a plastic sandwich bag on each one as I torqued it to spec so I did not scratch them. They look GREAT! 10/10 would do again.
 

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I bought Gorilla locks.
That's what I went with after I first purchased a separate chrome locking lug nut from a different company. It was supposed to fit but it didn't look good to me when it left a gap in the wheel as it was too small.

I wanted to change to black instead of chrome anyway with the black wheels. I love the look and the fit of these. I went with the 24 pack which are packaged that way for a truck with 6 lug nuts per tire.

I install and remove them by hand which can be a pain but an impact wrench would destroy the finish quickly.

I had to get 4 new tires put on a week after getting the gorilla locking lugs installed due to a tar spill on a road by me. Took them off, by hand, before getting the tires and reinstalled them afterward, by hand.

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I just wanted to post an update about my black Gorilla locking lugs rusting.

I contacted Gorilla about it. I would say Gorilla is a great company that stands behind their products. The people working for them are great. The rep I worked with was excellent. He was very responsive and handled my inquire and concerns really promptly. They asked me to send in a photo of the lugs. They replaced my set under warranty after seeing the pictures.The rep also said do not use power tools like a impact gun to remove or install them. The finish can get nicked and rust will start.

Great company.
 

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I just wanted to post an update about my black Gorilla locking lugs rusting.

I contacted Gorilla about it. I would say Gorilla is a great company that stands behind their products. The people working for them are great. The rep I worked with was excellent. He was very responsive and handled my inquire and concerns really promptly. They asked me to send in a photo of the lugs. They replaced my set under warranty after seeing the pictures.The rep also said do not use power tools like a impact gun to remove or install them. The finish can get nicked and rust will start.

Great company.
Great to hear that feedback Nick, I've had a few Gorilla products over the years and never had an issue, nice that they stand behind their products!
 

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Is there such a thing as a set of black lug nuts that you can use a impact gun to mount and remount wheels without chipping finish off . I usually do a 5 tire rotate every 5,000 miles . I'm sure the shop will use an impact .
 

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